Do you have an innovative solution for een a better world ?

What and for whom?

To achieve new solutions for international issues, you need to have space and freedom to experiment. For this reason, the Municipality of The Hague challenges startups, scale-ups, students and other organizations to come up with fresh, groundbreaking ideas for global issues during The Hague Innovators.

We are looking for innovative solutions for international challenges, as described in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The best ideas for products or services can win prizes from € 10,000 to € 25,000.

Who can participate?

Startups, scale-ups and students from The Hague. Are you not yet based in The Hague? Then we need a declaration of intent, which shows that you will settle in The Hague if you win a prize.

We challenge all participants to enter into and demonstrate collaborations with other sectors or professionals in The Hague.

Do you want to join the upcoming edition? In the summer of 2019, the Hague Renewers Challenge 2020 will be online. Stay informed via this page and our social media channels.

Target groups

There are 3 categories in which you can compete for the main prize: startups, pre-startups and students.



you are a company registered with the Chamber of Commerce in The Hague, or will be soon. You have an innovative solution for a better world and a detailed business plan.



you are registered in The Hague or will be soon. You have an innovative solution and a growing company that contributes to a better world.



you are a student at an educational institution in The Hague and have an innovative idea. The development of your idea is in an early or more elaborated phase.

Read more about The Hague Innovators